Ultracore gets Xbox port in December


Publisher ININ Games and developer DICE announced Ultracore is coming to Xbox consoles this month.

Ultracore is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on December 7th, via the Microsoft Store. The long-lost run-and-gun game has been available for Nintendo Switch and PS4 since 2020.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:

Originally known as Hardcore, this ININ Gem was developed in the early 1990s. As the world shifted towards the new generation of gaming consoles, Hardcore’s release was canceled and the game was lost forever… until now! After 25 long years, ININ, DICE and Strictly Limited came together to bring this gem back for retro gaming fans under the new name, Ultracore!

Ultracore is an authentic Run ‘n Gun game—a true love letter to classic 2D action games with elaborate stage design, tons of secrets to discover, and many mid- and end-bosses. Collect coins to acquire items and new weapons, delve into the original synthwave soundtrack and fall (back) in love with the retro pixel graphics.


  • Frantic Blast Processing Gameplay!
  • Five large stages with challenging boss fights!
  • Collect new weapons and points to upgrade!
  • Modern Twin Stick Controls!
  • Optional New Synthwave Soundtrack!
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